Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide for Stocking Stuffers

Gift Guide

Hi Friends! One of my favorite Holiday Gift Guides is coming in hot today for you. This guide is terrific not just for Stocking Stuffers but also for mini gifts to treat friends, co-workers or staff members. Personally, I'm grabbing a few of these for members of the non-profit I'm apart of. I know my favorite volunteers always need hair ties for when they're getting dirty or lotion to moisturize after wearing gloves all day. Check out my favorites below!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Favorite Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

Hello Friends! I sincerely hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving and you were able to share it with family and/or friends. Thanksgiving is always a fun time for my family but this year I was having some stomach issues and was almost completely out of commission. I saved some strength for a quick pie and the main meal but I ended up coming home an entire day early and missing out on some awesome shopping opportunities in Portland due to some pain.

In short - please excuse the pictures. They're not my best work but it's what I could do with what I had. However, despite my pictures this recipe is amazing.

Pecan Pie

Friday, November 23, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler

Holiday Travel Gift Guide 2018
Hello friends, I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving yesterday. I hope you were able to celebrate with friends and family. I truly hope you were able to make new memories with one another this year. I have a Thanksgiving post coming up. I wasn't able to work ahead this year due to other commitments from the non-profit I'm apart of and work. So, my pie recipe will have to wait til either Saturday or Sunday.

I'm reallllly excited to continue making these vision boards for you guys. When I make these, I tend to have a person in mind. For this one, this has my youngest sister, S, all over it. She's definitely our little traveller. She's been more places than me and is always up for a new and fun adventure. If that sounds like someone in your life, this is the post for you!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Travel Bug: Smoky San Francisco

Hyde Street Pier San Francisco

Good morning, Friends! I'm back from my San Francisco adventure with my friend. My darling friend who was kind enough to deal with every single photo I took on this trip. If it's one thing SF does right, it's curated and artistic.

As many of you know, and I think it's because of all of the celebrities affected this year, California is known in the PNW for fires. It's been a tragic last few years for them. This season more than any other before. It was so bad that the Bay Area was hit with sever toxic smoke and almost everyone was wearing a mask. It changed our trip from being very active to trying to stay inside as much as possible. So, our first day we ventured out to Hyde Pier and the remainder of the time we stayed out of the city and stuck to the clearly Bay side.

Boudin Sourdough Treats

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Pink Sweaters & Planner Kits

Well, I can't sleep so I'm up super late (or is it early?) working on this post because my mind won't shut down. So instead, I read three articles telling me to get out of bed and do something relaxing that will eventually tire yourself out. Apparently the worst thing you can do is lay in bed with your brain churning. Who knew.

To fair, this ties in nicely with this post. As many of you know, I've been pretty invested in my Erin Condren planner. There are some people who love their electronic calendars and agendas but I learned pretty early on that:

1) I'm not one of those people
2) I hate getting alerts on my phone
3) If I don't write it down, I'm gonna forget about it. Even with an alert.

If you're anything like me and love paper planners, here's how I accessorize my planner with the Planner Society's Box Sticker Kit every month to keep it fun and colorful...

Thursday, November 8, 2018

An Easy Friendsgiving

Easy friendsgiving outfit, dress, booties, silk scarf, gold earrings, cheeseboard and crossbody
Guys! I was kindly invited to my first Friendsgiving this year! I'm so excited to meet new friends and keep the old. The number one thing on my mind is, surprisingly, not my wardrobe. It's my contribution! I've been on a recipe hunt for at least a week now. I'm in charge of a side dish and I can't decide between an easy garlic and green bean recipe or corn bread. I'm leaning more toward the green bean route. I'll let you know what I go with.

This outfit is exactly like the title: easy. That's the beauty of Friendsgiving in the PNW, it's a wonderful time to get together but it's not too fancy (unless it's on the invite). My invite was a group text so I know it's going to be a cozy night. More about eating and drinking wine than clothes. Which is totally fine in my book. Come December, I've already been invited to a few Holiday party and Christmasy events!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Baker Boy Hat & Starbucks Stops

What a great and relaxing weeekend! I hope each of you were able to enjoy and take full advantage of the time off before heading back into work. As many of you know (probably via IG), I was able to take a mental health day (MHD) on Friday and it was perfect. I did so much and I was able to focus on all of the things I truly wanted to do, not just the things I should do... which is how I carried my vibes into the weekend.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

DIY Moisturizing Oatmeal & Honey Mask

face mask for acne

What a great mental health day yesterday, guys! I did everything I wanted to and had no guilt associated with it. Isn't that the best feeling?

This post is a fun little DIY for those who tend to have acne prone dry skin. This mask always helps moisturize and soften my face. This mask is great for any area of your skin that needs a little softening or exfoliation. For the recipe, check out below!

Oatmeal & Honey Mask Ingredients

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Fall Floral Dress & Baker Boy Cap

Fall Floral Dress & Bakers Cap, mini cooper , peplumsandpie.com, peplums & pie

Happy November!! Can you believe it? Good grief, I can't.

I hope you had an a very happy and safe All Hallows Eve. I went for a long walk and my neighborhood's costume battle was strong last night! Man-o-man, I saw some great outfits. The amount of creativity kids and parents put into their costumes this year was incredible! To be honest, the holiday really snuck up on me this year and we celebrated Halloween last week at work so I'm already full swing into the next two.